Helping Hands: Spreading Kindness to Strangers

Lubbock, TX. - Irons Middle School teacher and Student Council Advisor Lisa Gilbert says she's always loved giving back. 

She's volunteered at a number of places over the years, but it wasn't until she got involved with student council that volunteering turned into something more.

"It's just important for them to know that opportunities are out there and people need their help," explained Gilbert. "It's so fulfilling and it just makes you a whole person to give back."

When she's not teaching she's looking for opportunities for her students to give back.

That's when she stumbled on the "Kindness Rocks Project."

"It's an online movement to encourage random acts of kindness," Gilbert explained.

People write positive sayings on rocks and hide them for others to find. 

"'You're awesome,' 'you rock,' I did one earlier that said 'smile more'," Gilbert said. 

Gilbert hopes the project teaches students just how important the little things are.

"If you can say one nice thing you never know, you're going to change somebody's day you can change somebody's life you just never know," said Gilbert. "If we all make that little bitty effort then maybe we can be a kinder, gentler place."

You can find Kindness Rocks all over the Hub City, the state, even the country.

If you find one, post a picture on Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #TheKindnessRocksProject.

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